Taking That Glen-plaid Skirt Out For a Spin

2:42 AM

Suzie over at "Su Sews So-So" has this great little series of posts called "I made it... AND I wore it" where she shares how she actually wears the items she makes after the initial post.  I thought this was a great idea so, I thought I'd share how I wore a self-stitched item today and how the outfit came about.


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Mad Men fans, have you seen the new Esquire?  Your leading man is on the cover!  Brandon's copy arrived in the post today and I quickly noticed the jacket Hamm is wearing.  It's a grey glen-plaid with what almost looks to be a bit of pink.  My reaction?  "Look at that. I guess my glen-plaid skirt is right on-trend."

The jacket is paired with a classic light blue button-front shirt.  So, when we went out today, guess what I wore...

Who would have guessed my first Mad Men-inspired outfit would be a menswear look!?

Yep!  I threw on my latest Simplicity 2451 and a light blue shirt.  Comfortable, yet put-together.  Definite win!

How do you wear your self-stitched looks?  Please share! x

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8 comments

  1. That's a great look! Good to know that Mad Men's leading men can inspire us just as their leading women inspire us. The blue button up is a pretty look with the glen-plaid skirt.

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    1. Thanks, Pam! I love so many of the costumes, mens' and women's. I'm catching up on the show just for the inspiration.

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  2. I love this together! It looks great!

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  3. Woo! I was so chuffed when I saw that my little series inspired you to do the same!! And that outfit is a definite win - a gorgeous pairing.

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    1. It's a great little series! My outfits aren't as interesting so I won't show them all but; when one is inspired by something in particular, I may take your lead again :-) And thanks!

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  4. I love this look, isn't it funny how women can easily pull trends from menswear? I think it is much easier as the "metro" look has become popular. There are a few self stitched items that I wear all of the time. My brown pencil skirt (since it is such a staple item) and my pendrell blouse that I adapted following Casey's tutorial.

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    1. Thanks! I agree that the "metro" look does blur the lines a bit and make it even easier to steal inspiration from the boys.
      Those are great items! I can see why they'd get so much use!

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